M R MadhavanMadhavan co-founded PRS and is currently its President.
Prior to starting PRS, Madhavan was based in Singapore covering currency and interest rate markets as Principal and Senior Strategist for the Asia region for Bank of America. He started his career with ICICI Securities in Mumbai in the equity research group and later headed interest rates research. He is a Fellow (doctorate) from IIM Calcutta, MBA from IIM Calcutta and holds a B. Tech degree from IIT Madras. In 2010, Madhavan was selected as a Chevening Gurukul Scholar at the London School of Economics.
Abhijit BanareAbhijit Banare is a Programme Associate responsible for citizen engagement platforms and outreach to state legislators.
Before joining PRS, he was a LAMP fellow to Member of Parliament Om Birla from Kota, Rajasthan. He has previously worked with cricketcountry.com as a reporter and with Scroll.in as content curator. He has completed a Bachelors in Mass Media from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai.
Chakshu RoyChakshu heads the outreach team and leads the legislator and citizen engagement initiatives. He has been involved in setting up the state laws project, training civil society and journalist groups about tracking Parliament.
Before joining PRS, Chakshu worked as a lawyer who specialised in real estate law and commercial contracts. He has earlier worked in corporate law with the Chamber of Law, New Delhi. He was selected as an INK Fellow in 2010. He holds Bachelors degrees in Commerce and Law from Delhi University.
Gayatri MannGayatri Mann is an Associate Analyst.
She has completed her Bachelor of Business Studies, with a specialisation in Finance from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. During the course of her studies, she worked with Enactus to promote social entrepreneurship. She also co founded Project Udaan, a social enterprise with a mission to bridge the digital divide in India.
Hemlata BishtHema is Administrative Assistant to the PRS team. She is responsible for content updation on the Laws of India and PRS websites, state laws data compilation and assisting the PRS team in administrative functions.
She has worked with BSA Logistics Company in the customer care division and Solution-Digitas as a Quality Analyst. Hema holds Bachelors degrees in Arts from Delhi University and a Diploma in Office Management from the YMCA, New Delhi.
Jhalak KakkarJhalak is a Programme Manager with the outreach team and is responsible for engagement with Members of Parliament, to provide them with legislative and policy support. Before taking up this role, she was an analyst with the research team at PRS and tracked environment, mining and tribal affairs.
Prior to joining PRS, her internships include the Government Affairs and Policy Team at Amarchand Mangaldas and the corporate teams of Allen & Overy LLP and Trilegal. She holds a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. At NUJS, she was the Editor of the Journal of Indian Law and Society. She presented a paper at the 13th International Symposium on Victimology in Japan, which was subsequently published.
Kusum MalikKusum is an Assistant Manager who focuses on tracking the work done by legislators and legislatures. She is in charge of content management of PRS websites. In addition, she oversees the translation of PRS research products.
She has earlier worked with the Centre for Policy Research supporting the work of different research teams. Kusum holds Bachelors degrees in Commerce from Delhi University and Diploma in Financial Management and Accountability from FMSF- Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Mandira KalaMandira is Head of Research. She led PRS' engagement with MPs, to provide them legislative and policy support. Her core role involved engaging with MPs regularly to understand their research needs, briefing them on upcoming issues and designing initiatives that add value to the work of MPs. Mandira also anchored the LAMP Fellowship during its initial years.
Previously, she has worked in the research team of Azim Premji Foundation, Bangalore and Centre for Social Policy, Boston, USA. She was awarded the UNDP Asia- Pacific Human Development Academic Fellowship in 2008. Mandira was selected as an Emerging Leaders Fellow 2011-12 by the Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne. She has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Merin J KombanMerin is a Programme Associate.
Before joining PRS, she worked as a Business Analyst at Arete Advisors, a management consulting firm. Merin has completed a Bachelor in Economics (Hons) from St.Stephen’s college, Delhi. She has also interned at Rakshak Foundation, a public-policy think tank.
Nivedita is an Analyst tracking Health, Education and Media sectors.
She holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, an M.A. in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS) and did her undergraduate studies in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College. Prior to joining PRS, Nivedita interned with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies(CSDS), TERI and The Financial Express. She also worked briefly with the Development Sector Advisory in KPMG India.
Prachee is a Senior Analyst tracking the sectors of urban development and transport.
Praveen heads the LAMP Fellowship Programme.
Raunaq heads the LAMP Fellowship Programme and manages citizen engagement.
Roopal is an Analyst in the research team.
Roopal has an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning from the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology in Ahmedabad. She has interned at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and with CES (I) Pvt. Ltd. in the Urban Planning Department.
S V PrasadPrasad is Head of Accounts and Administration.
He has over 25 years of work experience in Finance, Accounts, Audit, Administration and Sales & Marketing. Prasad holds Bachelors degrees in Commerce and Law from Delhi University.
Sai Priya KodidalaSai Priya is an Analyst. She tracks the agriculture sector.
Prior to joining PRS, she worked at IIM Ahmedabad as a Research Associate on MIT-CITE project developing a framework evaluating education technologies in developing countries. She also interned at the Foundation for Democratic Reforms and Political Quotient previously. She has majored in Mathematics and Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
Trina RoyTrina is a Programme Officer for media outreach.
She has previously worked with CRY, Kolkata as an active volunteer helping their efforts related to various child rights issues. As an intern at CRY she also helped plan their campaign to increase partnerships and expand their support base. She has completed a Bachelor in Arts, Political Science (Hons) from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. She has also pursued a Foundation Course on Human Rights and Duties under IGNOU.
Vatsal is an Analyst.
He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Studies, with a specialisation in Finance, from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Delhi University. As part of college, Vatsal has worked with organisations like Enactus to promote social entrepreneurship.
Vibhor is a Programme Officer responsible for citizen engagement platforms and outreach to legislators.
Prior to joining PRS, he completed a post-graduate diploma in Liberal Arts and Leadership as a Young India Fellow (YIF) from Ashoka University in 2014-15. Before YIF, he was a member in the Citizens for Accountable Governance (CAG) team and has worked with Deloitte as a Risk Consultant. He has interned at the Office of Jayant Sinha (MoS, Finance), Indus Action and Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in the past. He completed his Bachelors in Technology (Electronics and Communication) from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), Delhi University.
Vinayak is an Analyst in the research team.
He has a Bachelors in Economics from University of Delhi and a Masters in Public Policy from University College London. Vinayak has previously interned at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi.